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in battleground states. >> you are in a very, very important state. you're in nevada. >> reporter: the mood and message differ from four years ago. hope and change now translate to stay the course, and finishing what the president started. volunteers say the work is harder this time. >> we have to do our homework and we have to know what the facts are, and to be able to share that with other people. >> tomorrow is election day. your vote is critical. >> reporter: volunteers used a different strategy. they focused on fellow republicans, reminding them to get out and vote tomorrow. >> as you call them, what's going to show up is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she
iowa and nevada and of course are watching very closely on the other important battleground states including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, h
snow in hamilton and maybe snow on diablo and certainlily low snow levels in sierra nevada. dropping down to 3000 feet. this is unusual to be this warm fast. forecast highs, you see 70s, 73 in fairfield and 73 in walnut creek. >>> in the past 20 minutes, polls closed in two swing states, florida and new hampshire. more election results are coming into the ktvu newsroom, we will have the latest. >> the polls have closed in ohio, probably the most closely watched, no republican has ever won the presidency without taking ohio. here are the current numbers with one percent of the precincts reporting. president obama up 58 to 42% over mitt romney. >> now in the midst of the evening commute and people heading to the polls after work. let's go to john sacka. you are watching the activity at a precinct, right? >> reporter: yes, the traffic here has definitely picked up in the last hour as people have gotten off of work and come down to vote. you can see everybody around here. we are at the salvation army in clayton. there are three different voting precincts in operation. people have been c
. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
-- to go. sierra nevada, winter advisory starts at 4:00 today and goes until 4:00 a.m. main lin windy. clou -- mainly windy. some of that light, heavier the farther north you go. highs, upper 50s, lower 60s to the north. yet, mid-60s and even some 70s as you head towards santa clara valley. we'll have kind of a rainy pattern into early wednesday and then it is out of here. we'll have to watch out for fog. there could be really thick valley fog, otherwise it will be dry. >> thank you, steve. >>> sonoma county election officials say nearly one in four ballots still have not been counted two weeks after election day. that's nearly 42,000 mail-in and provisional ballots. the uncounted ballots have left at least three local races undecided. county election officials say it could take another two weeks to complete the count and certify the vote. >>> there are new graduation concerns for san francisco high school students set to graduate in 2014. in 2008, the district adopted a new policy requiring students to take classes that are required for admission into uc and csu schools. the class of 2014
. mid-70s in nevada and 70 in richmond. 71 in oakland, mid-70s in danville and 74 in livermore. 73 in san jose, a nice day for perhaps getting outdoors and having some fun. 72 in redwood city and 70 san mateo, 67 in half moon bay. and the extended forecast shows you a warmer day for sunday. remember, we fall back into the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. we gain an hour of sleep as we waking up tomorrow morning mostly sunny skies and the temperatures well above normal at this point. as we get into monday and tuesday, we're looking at low to mid-80s in the forecast with some of the hottest spots flirting with the 90-degree mark by wednesday and partly cloudy skies and cooling it back and we have the possibility of rain coming a little later in the week. coming up, i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers. >>> amateur crabbers will be outsetting their traps this morning. people that crab for fun can go out and try to catch them. they get a head start on commercial crabber that's don't get start for another 12 days. the sports crabbing season ends june 30th. >>> an
. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we have been calling people in iowa and wisconsin. swing states. >> reporter: she too felt nerves as election day approached but that has changed. >> i feel optimistic. i wasn't till i looked at the polls yesterday and now i feel great. >> reporter: polls can be read differently by different people. the supporters here feel they are trending their way, especially in the swing states. they expect a victory party tonight, whatever the result we will have the post election rally here in chicago. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> since the race is so close. mitt romney decided he is not going to take the day off tomorrow as he planned for election day. ktvu's rita williams tells us he is planning a trip to pennsylvania and ohio. both key battleground states. >> reporter: this is now down to the final dash. and it will end for mitt romney right h
in nevada and as much as 8,000 workers walked off the job sunday. workers say they only want to keep the benefits they have now and ones that retirees already count on. they are trying to make contexts as they try to compete with nonunion stores. others will stay open during the strike. >>> oracle has found a way to recycle a sailboat when it flipped over and the team plans to use an 8 million-dollar sailboat. now they are building a tiny model for the tag event and that's an event where 33 teams will see how far they can launch their unique devices into a 36-foot tall platform. 5:36 is the time. sal, is it looking pretty good this morning? >> yes. >> this is considering the way we like it, we might see a different pattern depending on how people vote whether they vote in the morning or afternoon. getting to highway 17, that looks good in san jose and no major problems up and over the hills from the santa cruz mountains and it looks good from pleasanton and fremont and eventually into san jose. a little patch or two, overall clear, cool to mild to warm. 61 in san francisco, it will b
. he went to the university of nevada and had a football scholarship and was drafted by the 49ers. his father was proud of his son's accomplishments and was proud to get the big call sunday night. >> it was late at night and i said really, good for you, this is what you have been wanting. >> and boy did he deliver, 49ers destroyed the chicago bears, they won 32-7. >>> your time is now 5:25 bay area humane societies want to make sure pets get food this holiday season. the united states launched fill the bowl project. they want to help with the holiday food drive, and in east bay and contra costa are participating. >>> a new study may suggest great apes have mid-life crisis just as humans. they found apes in the middle of their life span were more likely to be socially -- less socially engaged and they suggest mid-life crisis may be driven by biology. good morning sal. >>> hello, maureen, traffic does look good around the bay. if you are drive together south bay, northbound looks good approaching 880 change into the valley. they are using the transition like 680 and 880 and so far it loo
, nevada. the -- >>> southwest will end its flights between oakland and reno. >> nevada. recently, those flights have only been 55% full. they are the main tearier at reno airport. alaska and united will continue their flights between reno and the bay area. >>> 7:47. not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. but amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today it is adding extra trains to the san joaquin and the capital corridor to handle the increased ridership expected this weekend. >>> the construction of the new bay bridge span has reached a new milestone. crews have just finished transferring the weight of the bridge from a temporary platform to a single mile long cable. that means the span now officially holds its own weight. when completed, the bay bridge will be the longest suspension bridge of its kind in the world. it is set to open next labor day. >>> 7:48. well, president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's some video. t
at the headquarters, responsible for monitoring real and potential disaster issues in california, nevada, arizona, hawaii and all united states possessions in the pacific. the damage on the east coast is so bad it's. >> all hands on deck. >> reporter: the administrator said that her office is already sent a ten person incident management team to the east coast to match federal resources with local needs. >> they are there to help the states fill the gaps, the resource gap that the state identities and that the locals have. >> reporter: the no call has been made for supplies their depot at moffet field. they say that's ready to respond in an instant as eastern depots are depleted. >> if we area lift them or -- i wouldn't be surprised if they will be tapped. >> we sent people back and more if necessary depending on the damage a fair questiona rices, are we going to be protected here? >> we are maintaining arability. maintaining our our availability here. >> reporter: other agencies are also pulling resources all effort nation to the hard hit coast. ktvu channel 2news. >> local red cross also
.m. the whole time you have snow up in the sierra nevada. definitely a, you know, kind of a wild weather patternen considering how warm it's been. friday forecast looks like this. you have showers developing on thursday. certainly cooler and as you head toward the weekend, the sun comes out. but it's still kind of cool. >>> we're just 15 minutes away from more election day coverage. polls are about to close in florida and new hampshire. >> we are results from virginia. mitt romney in the lead with 1% reporting. 59% of the vote for romney. 41% for president obama. this is a crucial state and whoever wins this, it will be a key indicators in how this evening is going to go. more election coverage coming up after the break. meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious disease. health officials recommend vaccination. go to voicesofmeningitis.org. >>> some dogs and cats waiting for adoption in the east bay are trading up when it comes to their temporary homes. we went inside the new state of the art animal shelter and why it took so long to build it. >> reporter: dozens of dogs and cats today
in the sierra nevada. it doesn't look like much of an event for precipitation. yesterday 80s and 90s for many. san jose was 80. oakland 80. redwood city 80. sfo add 78 degrees -- at 78 degrees. just a few more record highs. temperatures were 10-15 above normal. now we are getting a earl breeze. temperatures drop today. they will continue to drop into friday and level out. not much of a system up here but that is definitely picked up the fog. that is a big change. 40s to 50s. the temperatures spread was about 15-16 degrees yesterday. i mean san francisco is sitting in the low 60s. now they're at 54-degrees with that fog and westerly breeze. again not a lot of rain with this. the cold air is upstream. this is your cloud, rain forecast. see how the system will increase. shower activity going through. that will take us into friday. a better opportunity i think on friday. again it's the cold more than the rain with this system. but it will linger into saturday morning. low clouds, fog, sun, cooler. westerly wind in place instead of an east or northeast. 60s and 70s now. temperatures on their way d
in the sierra nevada. but i think we have to wait until about friday. fog, sun, cooler. westerly wind. fog on the coast. 70s on the temps. and we continue to see temperatures sliding down here instead of the 80s hit be toys and 70s. friday will be 50s. and it will be cold. your weekend always in view. it will look better but it won't be very warm. >>> time now 5:52. boy a big night for supporters of legalizing marijuana. which states approved recreational marijuana use and how the justice department may respond. >>> it was a close race for a u.s. senate spot in wisconsin. how the state made history twice. >>> we are more election results for you right now. look at your screen. voters rejected proposition 32. it would have banned corporations and unions from using payroll deductions for political campaigns. yes 44% the no vote 56%. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously
in santa rosa and looking at 30s and feeling those 30s all the way down into nevada this morning. we are looking at afternoon highs well below average for today, upper 50s, low 60s 2349 forecast and it will be a cool weekend. we will start out near freezing in some cases. widespread low to mid-30s in the forecast saturday and sunday. afternoon highs upper 1/5s to low 60s. -- upper 1/5s to low -- 50s to low 60s. back to you. >>> we'll continue to follow the storm this morning, and a lot of people heading up to the sierras since it's friday. for the most up to date weather information from storm tracker 2, head to our web site ktvu.com and click on the link at the top of the front a page and get the latest on our mobile ktvu.com. and we have to tell you about the gruesome discovery made at a campaign office for mitt romney. >>> new worries over clipper cars, how transit agencies are trying to protect your privacy. >>> and what criminals on two wheels did in a shopping center. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. quite an incredible story. this is in london, a ban of rob
california, nevada, and utah to feed thousands of hungry people on thanksgiving. >>> target is the latest retailer moving black friday up to thursday. this year, they will open their doors at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. target says it wants to give shoppers a convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event. wal-mart and toys-r-us moved their opening to 8:00 p.m. gap stores, sears, and k-mart will also be open on thanksgiving. >>> for workers, the fiscal cliff could spell disaster. we'll put some scary numbers to it, still ahead. . >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu, channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> it is a san francisco icon. but you probably never have seen it like this. today a tour of coit tower brought together artists and revealed what could be a political message inside. we see a part of the tower that has been closed to the public for decades. >> coit tower is iconic san francisco. it is a lookout where tourists gaze outward but few take the time to look inward. >> it is like getting a bit of my father back. >> reporter: suzy williams donated money to bui
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
will go to nevada. that's what the people here in illinois and chicago in particular were doing for president obama. they were traveling to swing states. they were driving to wisconsin. and that's how a lot of people got into this room tonight. by agreeing to go to these swing states to help with the ground game there. so these are the people who had the ticket, they earned a ticket into this room. and look here, their reaction now once the word came in. >> fired up, ready to go. >> and i said, this is great. >> he's a great president and i'm very happy. he has my back and i'm sorry for mitt romney but it's obama. we can't lose. >> what do i want for obama. i want the country to be the great country that it is. >> a few weeks ago i was up in wisconsin, we got wisconsin. last few weeks i've been calling wisconsin and ohio, we got both states. >> obama is winning, he's winning, he's winning. gosh thank you jesus. >> just as you're returning to us live here to chicago. it sound like that video is about to wrap up. this crowd is getting very energized. responding in time to that vid
holds off late as we'll go -- right there, swinging bay -- swinging by up in the sierra nevada. but by sunday, that snow level -- east wind means temperatures up across the boat. berkeley san francisco, oakland will be warmer than many. the car police are looking for right now in a chase. >>> and a live report on the early opening on some tahoe ski resorts today. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> it's going to be a nice day today. big changes start tomorrow. >> thank youing steve. >>> 8:14. and several sierra ski resorts are opening up for business today, days ahead of schedule. brian hickey joins us live from heavenly in south lake tahoe. so what's making this early opening possible? >> reporter: brrr! it's tough to make the snowed on top of the snow that they did receive. the people are already lining up to catch
throughout northern california and nevada. all their workers are on strike. there is no word how long the strike will go on for. the remittives out here say that the negotiations between the company and the union are continuing so there is some hope and optimism this might reach a resolution soon. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> overnight a pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries after a hit and run in santa rosa. that collision happened near the intersection of againville road and coffee lane. after the crash we found that suspect vehicle with its windshield shattered. witness tips led to the arrest of christian pena. he faces charges. a felony hit and run, driving under the influence, violating probation, and he has a prior dui conviction. the victim was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> there was another hit and run. a driver slammed into another car at hone avenue and farmers learn around 12:45 this morning. the victim was not injured anoas was able to describe the suspects car to police. police tracked down 52-year-old jimmy hawaii men these to highway 1
to 4-degrees. >> low -6s 0s expect maryland most cases. and 57 in nevada. and 59 for him. and 63 degrees for castor valley and then the it is going on today. >> 61 in the afternoon. along the peninsula. and san francisco, the parade is going on. >> 57 expected for the afternoon. >> 61 for ridgewood city. >> and low mountain views. >> this is the forecast. > ial canual warm up. and you have the day off. and mid to upper 60s. >> and it is coming our way and they continue to push the rain back. >> best chance of rain will be on friday. >> back to you. >> they are in baltimore today. >> it is 10 ample our time. and coming off a loss to tampa bay. >> 49ers are well rested anaphasing the st. louis rams. >> you will see the it on fox. and we have it right at 9:00. >> the game is new orleans. and you will see them. and that is followed by the point after point host show. and showing mark ibanez. and they can ride their bicycles. it is offering biking for the first time. >> no complaints about the lack of bike parking. >> where they had to loaf. because he can't find did anywhere to put h
't told us whether anyone was hurt. >>> nevada man is facing kidnapping charges after being accused of taking a 16-year-old girl to las vegas for serks. the man was arrested tuesday at his home. police say the investigation started in september when he and two other men were found in a car with the girl in las vegas. the girl's mother told the police her daughter had run away. he is on probation for a prior child pornography case. >>> a story that has a lot of people talking this morning. a convicted sex offender is caught volunteering at an event at a san jose elementary school, and is not arrested. >> reporter: school just began at st. francis catholic school, so we ran into a lot of parts, and nobody new that a registered sex offend did he ever was allowed -- -- offend devin was allowed to be here. one parent recognized the man as a sex offender and told a deputy who was working security. he had a letter from a church officials stating he had permission to be at the school. of the sheriff's department says he was not arrested because under california penal code, a registered sex
down in the sierra nevada, raising hopes for skiers and snowboarders. boreal ski resort announced it is opening slopes this afternoon after getting 8 inches of new snow. snow-making machines have been working around the clock. the resort will open at 3:30 this afternoon, offering lower than normal ticket prices. the resort will also stay open tomorrow. >>> meanwhile, squall valley and alpine meadows are counting down the days for opening. the resort sent pictures of their preps. both resorts plan to open the day before thanksgiving. >>> and if you are getting ready to head up the hill, just remember, chains are required on 80 east of baxter to truckie. chains are also required on highway 50 from twin bridges to myers, in el dorado county. the extreme conditions have caused numerous accidents already. rosemary will have a full look at your forecast in about four minutes. >>> new this morning, we are learning that a boy from santa clara is among those killed in the large earthquake in guatemala this week. 11-year-old aldo dominguez vasquez lived with his uncle and was working at his
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